Bill Clinton Denigrates ‘Coal People’ For Not Supporting Wife’s Campaign
At times denigrating them and other times castigating them, former President Bill Clinton on Friday spoke derisively of what he called “coal people” who supported him in the 1990s but are now opposed to his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Bill Clinton did not reference his wife’s comments in a March town hall about the coal industry.
“We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business,” she said then in remarks that inflamed residents of America’s coal mining belt across West Virginia and its neighboring states.
During a rally in Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton noted that even though he was supported by the coal belt’s voters in the past, things have changed.
“We all know how her opponent’s done real well down in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky,” Clinton said. “Because the coal people don’t like any of us anymore.”
Clinton then said workers
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